Get Yourself Ready
When disaster strikes, it's almost always unexpected. So it's a good idea to have a personal emergency plan and adequate supplies. Bottled water delivery is ideal for emergency water storage.
The following tips can be helpful when preparing your home for natural disasters:
- Store 8-oz., 16.9-oz. or 24-oz. single-serve bottles as well as 2.5-gallon and 1-gallon bottles of drinking water for easy handling. You may want to store bottles of water in different locations for easy access.
- Rotate and replace emergency food and bottled water every six months for freshness.1,2
- Store supplies in a cool, dark place away from chemicals and solvents.1,2
- Label each food and water item with the date of purchase. Note the expiration date or "use by" date.1,2
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is a source of information for those interested in providing bottled water emergency relief supplies to communities affected by natural disasters or other emergencies. To download the IBWA Emergency Response Directory (ERD), click on this link.
1 “Food and Water in an Emergency,” Federal Emergency Management Agency, fema.gov/pdf/library/f&web.pdf
2 “Bottled Water: Important during Natural Disaster Season and an Excellent Way to Stay Hydrated,” IBWA, waterwebster.org/IBWAbottledwatertipsJuly212008.htm